Serving the animals and citizens of Iowa County and its surrounding communities
Thank you for your interest in our volunteer program! ICHS is largely a volunteer-based organization and an integral part of our operations. We are grateful for each and every volunteer who shares their time with us. We look forward to helping you find a volunteer role that matches your talents, interests and schedule to help the animals of our communities.
Iowa County Humane Society (ICHS) offers two different types of volunteer opportunities:
1) Foster Family for ICHS companion animals in your home: Foster Families are essential for helping our animals with special needs or animals who may need additional socialization.
The length of stay in foster care can vary from a few weeks to several months, depending on the animal's specific needs. You select the type of animals to foster and determine when you are available for a foster. Foster volunteers are never expected to take an animal that is not a good fit for their home or family.
Homes that are able to take fosters on a consistent basis help out the most, but even homes that can take only a couple fosters a year can be a big help for the shelter's special needs animals. If you are interested in becoming a Foster Family, please complete this application.
2) Weekly Shift Volunteer - Volunteer in a weekly 2-4 hour shift at the shelter located at 305 County Road YZ, Dodgeville, WI 53533. To be eligible for a 'Weekly Shift Volunteer' position an applicant must have the ability to fill a shift that is scheduled for the same day and same time every week for at least a 3-month period of time.
The following are entry level volunteer positions with a weekly 2-4 hour shift:
To best utilize our resources, ICHS asks that all shelter volunteers to make a minimum commitment to volunteering for at least 6 months. There are procedures in place if you need the occasional time off due to illness, vacation, family events or infrequent work trips or job training.
Why do you ask for a six-month commitment?
To provide the animals in our facilities the best care and support, we do require volunteers to commit to six months of volunteering on a regular schedule. This requirement helps us ensure high quality animal care and consistent volunteer coverage. We do allow for vacations and needed days off. Regretfully, we do not have the resources to accept applicants in our program who cannot guarantee their availability as described above.
If you are interested in becoming a Weekly Shift Volunteer, please complete this application.
Diversity and inclusion are celebrated and embraced at Iowa County Humane Society. We will not discriminate against or give preference to any person because of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, arrest record, genetic information, veteran status or other class protected by applicable law. ICHS has a wide variety of volunteer positions available and makes every effort to connect each volunteer to the role that best fits their preferences and abilities.
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Iowa County Humane Society
305 Co. Rd. YZ
P.O. Box 195
Dodgeville, WI 53533
For additional contacts go to:
Board of Directors and Staff
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